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Broad Series Lectures

About the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

The Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series is the flagship speaker series of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Generously supported by a gift from the Shepard Broad Foundation Inc. and a match from the college, the series provides students, faculty and the community with insights into the events and forces shaping contemporary global affairs.

By enriching the school’s academic programs and strengthening its outreach initiatives, the series actively supports Green School’s mission. Every semester, the series brings notable speakers to the FIU campuses, including Michael D. Kennedy, the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University; Jeffry A. Frieden, the Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University; and John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, among others.

Taking inspiration from the legacy of Ruth and Shepard Broad, whose lives and works transcended the boundaries of states and societies, the Green School strives to be a premier institution for research, education and training in the fields of international and public affairs, as well as an essential resource for analysis and consulting. The school brings together many of FIU’s internationally oriented disciplines and houses many of the university’s most prominent international centers, institutes and programs. The Green School provides cutting edge perspectives, worlds ahead faculty, and the analytical skills necessary to comprehend and compete in the globalized world of the 21st Century.

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January

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Venue:GC 243

Charles Shapiro, Senior Advisor for Economic Initiatives, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, United States Department of State.

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Venue:GL 100A

John R. Petrocik, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri.

February

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William Robinson, Department of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Michael D. Kennedy, Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.

March

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Jeff Frieden, Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.

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John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.

April

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Venue:GL 422 (Reception)
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Venue:GL 220

Honorable James McGee, former US Ambassador to Zimbabwe.

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Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Political Science Department, Columbia University.

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Venue:GC 150

William Aviles, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Kearney.

August

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Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States.

September

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Screening of hte PBS Frontline Documentary "The Quake."

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Honorable Kenneth Merten, US Ambassador to Haiti.

Mission to Haiti: The Role of the U.S. to Reconstruction

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Honorable Kenneth Merten, US Ambassador to Haiti. Sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series Co-sponsored with Latin American and Caribbean Center.

The Rise and Fall of the Implied Warranty of Habitability

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Venue:RDB 1009

With David Super, University of Maryland College of Law. Sponsored by the FIU College of Law.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Hannibal Travis, Associate Professor, FIU College of Law. Sponsored by School of International and Public Affairs.

Asian Studies Research Topic Workship

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Venue:PC 432

Workshop with Asian Studies Program. Sponsored by School of International and Public Affairs and Asian Studies Program.

The British Elections and Their Impact on the EU

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Venue:GL 220

With Michael J. Geary, Masstricht University, The Netherlands. Honorable Kevin McGurgan, HM British Consul General in Miami. Nicol Rae, Professor, Politics and International Relations, FIU. Sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence.

October

The Dark Side of Spirituality

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Venue:TESOBE, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

With: Peter Levenda, FIU. “The Dark Side of Spirituality

Vegetarian Way of Living

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Venue:CPA 167

With Shri R. P. Jain, Proprietor, Motilal Banarsidass Indological Publishers, Delhi. Sponsored by Program in the Study of Spirituality, Mahavir Professorship, Asian Studies Program, Preksha Meditation Club.

Gandhi's Legacy of Ahimsa and Compassion

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Venue:GC 150

With Shri R. P. Jain, Proprietor, Motilal Banarsidass Indological Publishers, Delhi. Sponsored by Program in the Study of Spirituality, Mahavir Professorship, Asian Studies Program, Preksha Meditation Club.

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Venue:WC 130

The concept of Emergence is providing an integrative and germinative framework for understanding how matters arise in Nature, generating as well the substrate for novel religious explorations. In this lecture, the concept will be explained and developed, starting at the molecular level and moving to the human and to planetary ecosystems. With Dr. Ursula Goodenough.

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Paul Dosal, University of South Florida.

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Paul Krugman, Princeton University.

November

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom

Lecture by Dr. Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Building a Cleaner Energy Bridge to a Sustainable Fuels Future.

Mentoring the Inner Soul in the Professions

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Venue:Moot Court Room, College of Law

Alfred Porro, Jr., FIU "Mentoring the Inner Soul in the Professions” co-sponsors: College of Law, College of Business Administration, College of Medicine, TAK

The Neuroscience of Spirituality and the Spirituality of Neuroscience

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Venue:GC 140

Prof Stephen Kaplan, Manhattan College “The Neuroscience of Spirituality and the Spirituality of Neuroscience” (SOS)2 lecture series. co-sponsor: TAK

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Venue:Frost Art Museum

With Honorable Martin Palous, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom

Lecture by Dr. Padraic Kenney, Professor of History, Indiana University.